Count Stefan Vladeslav is wandering about Marshall Fields department store while waiting for his wife to be fitted for a dress. He sees the art gallery and enters, lured by a sign promising beautiful paintings of New Orleans women.
In the gallery, he finds a painting of his previous wife, Barbra, who he abandoned in Zagreb when he came to America. How could this be? A chat with the artist reveals she is, in fact, now a resident of New Orleans and he even learns on which street she lives.
About Rosemary Gard (South Bend, Indiana Author)
The author spent three months in a village in Jugoslavia in 1956, where she lived the life of a peasant with her cousins. She slept on a straw mattress, cooked on a clay stove, washed clothes in the river. Her historical books are all based on facts of Croatian Immigrants.
Rosemary, born in the US, had Croatian as her first language. She has lived in Italy and traveled to Bogota, Columbia. She and her husband have been antique dealers and appraisers for fifty years.
The series of 7 Destiny books are all based on facts, which have been fictionalized. Rosemary takes great pains in adding historical events which have taken place during the time frame of her books. First books starts in 1892, Zagreb and the 7th is in New Orleans, 1915.